Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz on Tuesday got hammered after he lamented the purported plight of white men who are running for the presidency in the Democratic primary.
Reacting to a New York Times report on the diverse field of Democratic candidates running in 2020, Kurtz wrote that he feared that “being a white male candidate may well be a liability for Democrats in 2020.” He then asked rhetorically, “How did we get to such a place?”
Being a white male candidate may well be a liability for Democrats in 2020, says the New York Times. How did we get to such a place? https://t.co/PUAUGHqAIu
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) April 23, 2019
Despite Kurtz’s lamentation, however, polls have continuously shown white men such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg are all among the top contenders.
In fact, two recent polls from Monmouth University and Morning Consult have found that Biden, Sanders and Buttigieg make up the top three most popular candidates among Democratic primary voters.
Given all this, Kurtz proceeded to get buried in mockery by his Twitter followers, many of whom accused him of shamelessly stoking panic about the supposed decline of white men.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Poor White men, my heart breaks for that oppressed group.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) April 23, 2019
Like this: pic.twitter.com/r8arKoQygq
— Vyv (@RobElkin1) April 23, 2019
White males still control every lever of power in politics and business in America, there is no industry that they do not manage and control who gets in and who does not. Quit being so goddamn dramatic just because women and minorities are trying to be seen and heard.
— Danny (@danzu72) April 23, 2019
Lord have mercy howie. You might read the history of our country.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) April 23, 2019
The plight of the white man. It's been studied and documented year after year; their constant struggles for equality, respect and power. When, oh when, will their voices finally be heard; finally be counted? Whatever will they do?
— Bobbie Smith (@bobisita) April 23, 2019
— Flanking Phil (@javamanphil) April 23, 2019
*points at current polling data showing 3 white men leading the race*
— Nick (@CommonerNick) April 23, 2019
please tell me you are kidding.
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) April 23, 2019
Thoughts and prayers! pic.twitter.com/RhYLNI5Ese
— Hemant mehta ︽✵︽ (@MehtaIncredible) April 23, 2019